We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Portumna Castle

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Castle Harbour, Portumna, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 90 974 1658
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 109 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Beautiful architecture and gardens

Wonderful place for a visit. The castles architecture is fantastic but unforuntaley is not fully restored as yet but you can read about its history inside the castle... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
ireland76Ireland
,
ireland
Add Photo Write a Review

109 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 102: English reviews
ireland
Level Contributor
32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful place for a visit. The castles architecture is fantastic but unforuntaley is not fully restored as yet but you can read about its history inside the castle. Spring/Summer is the best time to get the most from the gorgeous gardens.

Helpful?
Thank ireland76Ireland
East Texas
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We were glad to have found this stop. The castle facade is beautiful with lovely double gates. The castle itself is empty and you only see some of the first floor. The presentation panels throughout the first floor were very interesting. Along with great conversation with those in the gatehouse, we learned much about this beautiful castle. The walled gardens... More 

Helpful?
Thank Leigh D
Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Our second visit to the castle. We last visited this in 1999. It is very much still under re - construction but still worth a visit. There is certainly more of the castle open but still only the ground floor. An excellent audio visual film plays on a loop detailing the important moments and people in the castles history. There... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lostrider
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great place been sensitively restored to original condition, see what castle life was like in 18th century , big halls , tall rooms , great kitchens and a superbly laid out walled garden.

Helpful?
Thank Hondaguy01
Rye, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
805 reviews
250 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

I got so used to seeing castle ruins that it was a treat to see one intact. This is a dignified-looking, stately castle, with beautiful fenestration. The grounds are also lovely. I highly recommend going out of your way to see this grande dame.

Helpful?
Thank NHjo
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
53 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Was quite surprised at realistic entry price, this is quite a gem to behold.. Would definitely benefit from developing the facilities and introducing a cafe which could utilise the crop from the walled in garden. Thoughts of warm soup and apple pie came to mind as we explored the grounds.. The maze entertained our little person but I have to... More 

Helpful?
Thank lizmart1989
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
439 reviews
294 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

The castle provides a good photo op from the front but there isn't much access inside given repairs are still in progress. There are some interesting panels just inside the entrance that outline the history of the place and some of the repairs that have been made. There's also a quite interesting DVD to watch if you have time. The... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank gfsc5
Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

The building itself is only a basic structure but it is brought to life by the excellent descriptive panels within.We commend particularly the whowere looking after the entrance when we visited

Helpful?
1 Thank Johnfetc
Galway, Ireland
Level Contributor
184 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Recently had friends visiting from England and was very proud to share this beautiful castle with them. They enjoyed the walk through the wall garden and couldn't believe the size of the pumpkins. They were intrigued by the history of the castle and took a lot of pictures. They were very impressed with the overall architecture and the story of... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank karen g
Ballymahon, Ireland
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Nice place to walk with the family when the weather is dry. The castle is nice from the outside but very limited inside. The garden with the backdrop of the castle is the real attraction.

Helpful?
1 Thank Glancy1973

Travellers who viewed Portumna Castle also viewed

 

Been to Portumna Castle? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Portumna Castle staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?